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Materials Used in Bedding: – Common sheeting types include lightweight white, solid-color, or printed plain weave, satin weave, or flannel cotton. – Other materials used […]

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Materials Used in Bedding:
– Common sheeting types include lightweight white, solid-color, or printed plain weave, satin weave, or flannel cotton.
– Other materials used are linen, silk, goose or duck down, and feathers for duvets, comforters, and quilts.
– Synthetic down alternatives are available for those with allergies.
– Cotton, wool, or polyester batting is commonly used in quilts and comforters.
– Thick-woven or knitted wool, cotton, acrylic, or microfiber synthetics are used for blankets.

Historical Evolution of Bedding:
– Bedding remnants dating back 23,000 years were found in a Paleolithic structure in Israel.
– Egyptian pharaohs elevated beds off the ground around 3400 BC.
– Roman Empire mattresses were stuffed with wool, feather, reeds, or hay.
– Renaissance mattresses were stuffed with straw and feathers, covered with silks, velvets, or satin.
– Europeans in the 18th century started using bed frames made from cast iron and cotton mattresses.

Key Elements of Bedding:
– Bed skirt, bedspread, bolster, comforter, and duvet are essential elements in bedding.
– Bed skirt is a decorative piece covering the boxspring and legs of the bed.
– Bedspread protects bedding during the day and can be replaced by a coverlet or duvet cover at night.
– Comforter is a bed cover filled with padding, usually paired with a bed skirt.
– Duvet is a soft flat bag traditionally filled with down or feathers.

Terminology and Usage of Bedding:
– Bedding generally consists of a flat or fitted bed sheet, a flat top sheet, and a blanket, quilt, or duvet.
– Manchester is a term used in Australian and New Zealand English for bedding.
– Bedding is essential for hygiene, warmth, mattress protection, and decorative purposes.
– Bedding sets may be washed in rotation or changed seasonally for comfort.
– Different sizes and shapes of bedding are available for varying room temperatures.

Bedding Sizes and Related Terms:
– Bedding sizes vary globally and are tailored to fit specific dimensions.
– Different countries have their own standards for bed sizes.
– Drop refers to the vertical dimension of a bed skirt.
– Mako cotton is a luxury cotton type with long fibers.
– Hotel bedding offers high-thread count sheets.

Bedding (Wikipedia)

Bedding, also called bedclothes or bed linen, is the materials laid above the mattress of a bed for hygiene, warmth, protection of the mattress, and decorative effect. Bedding is the removable and washable portion of a human sleeping environment. Multiple sets of bedding for each bed are often washed in rotation and/or changed seasonally to improve sleep comfort at varying room temperatures. Most standardized measurements for bedding are rectangular, but there are also some square-shaped sizes, which allows the user to put on bedding without having to consider its lengthwise orientation (e.g. a 220 cm × 220 cm (87 in × 87 in) duvet).

Bedclothes in a retail store

In American English, the word bedding generally does not include the mattress, while in British English it often does. In Australian and New Zealand English, bedding is often called manchester, especially in shops. Manchester was a center of the cotton industry in the late 18th and the 19th century, and into the 20th century, and so cotton goods (principally sheets and towels) were given the name 'Manchester goods', which later was simplified to 'manchester'.

A set of bedding generally consists of at least flat or fitted bed sheet that covers the mattress; a flat top sheet; either a blanket, a quilt, or a duvet. Sometimes with a duvet cover is to be used in addition to or instead of – the top sheet; and a number of pillows with pillowcases, also referred to as pillow shams. (See § Terminology for more info on all these terms.) Additional blankets, etc. may be added to ensure the necessary insulation in cold sleeping areas. A common practice for children and some adults is to decorate a bed with plush stuffed animals, dolls, and other soft toys. These are not included under the designation of bedding, although they may provide additional warmth to the sleeper.

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